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Subject[PATCH 4.14 050/126] ecryptfs: Fix up bad backport of fe2e082f5da5b4a0a92ae32978f81507ef37ec66
From: Nathan Chancellor <>

When doing the 4.9 merge into certain Android trees, I noticed a warning
from Android's deprecated GCC 4.9.4, which causes a build failure in
those trees due to basically -Werror:

fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c: In function 'ecryptfs_parse_packet_set':
fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c:1357:2: warning: 'auth_tok_list_item' may be used
uninitialized in this function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
memset(auth_tok_list_item, 0,
fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c:1260:38: note: 'auth_tok_list_item' was declared
struct ecryptfs_auth_tok_list_item *auth_tok_list_item;

GCC 9.2.0 was not able to pick up this warning when I tested it.

Turns out that Clang warns as well when -Wuninitialized is used, which
is not the case in older stable trees at the moment (but shows value in
potentially backporting the various warning fixes currently in upstream
to get more coverage).

fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c:1284:6: warning: variable 'auth_tok_list_item' is
used uninitialized whenever 'if' condition is true
if (data[(*packet_size)++] != ECRYPTFS_TAG_1_PACKET_TYPE) {
fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c:1360:4: note: uninitialized use occurs here
fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c:1284:2: note: remove the 'if' if its condition is
always false
if (data[(*packet_size)++] != ECRYPTFS_TAG_1_PACKET_TYPE) {
fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c:1260:56: note: initialize the variable
'auth_tok_list_item' to silence this warning
struct ecryptfs_auth_tok_list_item *auth_tok_list_item;
1 warning generated.

Somehow, commit fe2e082f5da5 ("ecryptfs: fix a memory leak bug in
parse_tag_1_packet()") upstream was not applied in the correct if block
in 4.4.215, 4.9.215, and 4.14.172, which will indeed lead to use of
uninitialized memory. Fix it up by undoing the bad backport in those
trees then reapplying the patch in the proper location.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c
+++ b/fs/ecryptfs/keystore.c
@@ -1285,7 +1285,7 @@ parse_tag_1_packet(struct ecryptfs_crypt
printk(KERN_ERR "Enter w/ first byte != 0x%.2x\n",
rc = -EINVAL;
- goto out_free;
+ goto out;
/* Released: wipe_auth_tok_list called in ecryptfs_parse_packet_set or
* at end of function upon failure */
@@ -1335,7 +1335,7 @@ parse_tag_1_packet(struct ecryptfs_crypt
printk(KERN_WARNING "Tag 1 packet contains key larger "
rc = -EINVAL;
- goto out;
+ goto out_free;
&data[(*packet_size)], (body_size - (ECRYPTFS_SIG_SIZE + 2)));

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